|DURING FEB 1 - APR 08, 2007 MARTIN STREL SWAM 5,268 KMS (3274 MILES) OF THE AMAZON RIVER! HE DEDICATED THE SWIM TO THE PROTECTION OF THE RAINFOREST.
The Man Who Swam the Amazon
Have you enjoyed following Martin Strel´s Amazon Swim and would like to hear more? The whole background story with details is now available: The Book called "The Man Who Swam the Amazon".
3274 mile Swim on the Amazon river in 66 days, piranha, crocodiles, anaconda, river sharks, blistering and relentless sun, dangerous currents, river pirates and drug runners, and the insidious candirú.
A few months old story is drawn from the eloquent and evocative trip diaries of writer Matthew Mohlke, who, armed with buckets of blood to divert piranhas, guided Martin Strel down the World´s Deadliest River.
The Man Who Swam the Amazon Book is a gripping and inspirational story of perservance, passion, and endurance what a human can do: a real-life odyssey of a rare and driven man.
"Far more than physical prowess, Martin seems able to transcend swimming to disregard all pain and eliminate the concept of time as we know it. A fascinating read about how an unlikely superstar has made doing the impossible a habit."
-Timothy Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek
"Martin Strel, the man who swam the Amazon, is one of the Worlds greatest endurance athletes. I met him in my home state of Minnesota in 2002 when he was preparing to swim the 2360 mile long Mississippi River. Since then Martin and I have become good friends. We share a similar passion for long un-mechanized journeys. I have traveled to the ends of the earth on ice by dog sled and ski, while Martin has traveled the world self propelled thru the medium of water. One evening we stayed up into the late hours closed bar in St.Paul, Minnesota sharing our adventures. Martins stories of swimming the Amazon are some of the most fascinating tales I have ever heard. I am so glad he wrote this book so others can not only marvel about his feats, but can learn from this great man."
-- Will Steger, legendary polar explorer
BOOK RIGHTS SOLD:
USA/Canada: The Lyons Press/The Globe Pequot Press, www.lyonspress.com
UK/Commonwealth: Summersdale Publishers, www.summersdale.com
France/French language worldwide: Editions du Toucan, www.editionsdutoucan.fr
Germany/German language worldwide: Piper, Malik Verlag - National Geographic Series, Coming Summer 2009
English language in India: Jaico Publishing House, Coming Summer 2009
Book authors: Martin Strel and Matthew Mohlke
Some pages from the book (3MB PDF)
Français edition (PDF)
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